The Year of No-Worry SD-WAN

A few months ago, David Hughes, CEO of Silver Peak, wrote a piece titled "2019 Predictions: the Year of SD-WAN."

I read the article and liked it so much that I snatched it back and held it with my GTD (shout out to Todoist, and Buddy Guy) for a future blog. Thanks, David!

Mode for Dummkopfs

I really wanted to go with "dummy" but I was alerted to all the wonderful lawsuit potential. Still, I argued, we are a young company. No one will notice or care. And then I stared down at my weisswurst and spaetzle, and this happened. Not really. But let's imagine it anyway, like a magic trick we just want to believe.

Building Enterprise Compliance & High-Performance Networks

Mode should be in your SD-WAN's future

Dear readers: I'm taking a break this week. You've heard my perspective across 20 blog entries. It's time for someone else. And that someone else is a very special guest blogger. Searl Tate.

What, Mode Worry?

We worry so you don't have to.

Welcome to the No-Worry Network

We know what keeps CIOs up at night. Compliance worries. Security worries. Network downtime worries. Performance worries. Even cost worries.

One Less Problem... for Your SD-WAN

I have pretty eclectic music taste. These days, I'm into Buddy Guy. I can swing from Duke to Zeppelin to Shostakovich in a single sitting. But you won't catch me listening to the top 40. No how, no way.

Except at the gym.

Baby It's Mode Outside

Another holiday, another cultural controversy. Are we having fun yet?

Still, as tempting as it might be to wade into these particularly murky musical waters, we should probably focus on something we can ALL agree on...

SD-WAN May Not Be Perfect ...

...but the right SD-CORE will make you believe it could be.

It's that time of year. 2018 is on its way out the door. We're winding things down, and we're making plans.

And in 2019, the single most important thing you can do to enhance your SD-WAN is to connect it to an SD-CORE.

re:Invented to the Core

You've got to hand it to Amazon. They have their fingers in a LOT of pies. Makes you think – if they had known they'd get this pervasive at the beginning, maybe they'd have chosen a different name. I mean, the jungle is pretty big, but it's not a global phenomenon.

A Safe Space for Packets

One of the benefits of being in a startup is that you have a lot more freedom to completely go off the reservation, on occasion. Once you get to a certain size, everyone gets a lot more serious. And then this kind of editorialized fun comes to a dead stop. You know what I mean. So let's enjoy it while we can, shall we?

Second Floor! Internet Core Measurements and Office Supplies

As I sit here sipping my fourth Coke Zero of the day (true), next to a former starting outside linebacker for the 49ers (also true, and a much longer story), I am reflecting on how to break some very exciting news to you.